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>> fire crews have been on the scene all night. i'm kim dacey, live with the latest. >> the senate strikes a spending deal and avoids a government shutdown. huffy not helped and the fight -- how fema helped end the fight. >> when we break free of this rainy weather? the forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this
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morning. >> we're going to stop talking to you soon, tony. >> said yesterday that the state mold. for watchimaryland is look at what is happening. heavy rain in the western suburbs. you'll see some thunder and lightning and some heavy rain over the next 30 minutes or 45 minutes. it is moving north as the moves into southern pennsylvania. we have light fog and drizzle around baltimore. off and on showers and maybe a thunderstorm today. it will not be a steady rain. kind of like yesterday. high temperature of 79. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> it is hard to see some of the
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area roads. in perryville, pretty foggy along with other areas. you may need some extra time. 59 on the topside around providence. moving well towards the j.f.x. 58 on the west side. west belvedere, we have some fire equipment in the road and maybe some closures. still some closures because of storm damage. five minutes on southbound 95 down to the fort mchenry. eight minutes down to the harbor tunnel tolls. this is traffic on the harrisburg expressway at york road. southbound traffic is problem free down to the beltway other than some fog. delays on the j.f.x. into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> city fire crews are back on
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the scene of a major fire that shut down part of northwest baltimore. >> is started and a tire shop on west belvedere road. kim dacey is live with the details. >> more than 12 hours after this fire started and crews are still on the scene. they have been out here all night trying to control this fire. water still going on to what is left of the building to put out the hot spots. it took them several hours just to put out those flames. a smoke plume mushroomed over west baltimore, carrying the smell of burned rubber for miles. a crowd gathered, stunned, watching the tire shop on west belvedere burn. firefighters worked to keep the blaze from spreading to other buildings including the hess gas station next door. the owner cut the power to the gas pumps, and that helped spare the station. part of the building collapsed, making it dangerous for fire crews to be inside. they had to fight the fire from
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the outside. one man suffered burns to his hands. many expressed concern for the shop's owner. >> it's been here for awhile. and, you know, the guy, the owner's a good guy. he gives people jobs when they need jobs. you know, he helps people in the community. i just hope everything be ok. >> fire officials are not sure how long they will be here. they said they will make sure all the hot spots are out. officials have to come in and knocked down some of the walls that are structurally unsound because the roof has collapsed. they are still working to determine what caused the fire. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a new york woman is behind bars, accused of setting up a brothel. sharee thomas use social
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networking sites to recruit women to work for her and then transferred them to work for baltimore. the alleged terrorists took place at the downtown marriott alleged trysts s took place at the downtown marriott hotel. >> police say brian funk was a coach at archbishop spalding high school at the time of the incident. >> it appears to be an isolated incident between the coach and the student. there were sexually explicit images being exchanged between their cell phones. if there are other victims, we urge them to come forward. >> the pasadena man is currently out on bond. and man faces peeping tom charges after his neighbor caught him in his basement. donnie thurston is accused of
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entering a home just before 9:00 p.m. on friday night. police say he was trying to remove all female clothing from the home. he is accused of entering the home without permission another occasions. a high school football star is charged with rape. police say kyle reddish had sex with a victim. is charged with second-degree rape and sodomy charges. he could face 70 years behind bars. the brother of the victim is accused of beating up redding in the incident. bail was denied for a man trying to kidnap a boy. the child's mother said she saw brian childress take her son.
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she said he told the boy he needed help finding a toy. >> a compromise in congress pulls the government back from the brink of a shutdown. kate amara tells how the senate approved the bill and more disaster aid for fema. >> the house is expected to pass this disaster deal that would keep the government running through mid november. >> the amendment is agreed to. >> on monday night, the senate approved the spending measure. >> i hope the house will come back from their break and complete this work as fast as they can't. >> it took longer than it should have. but for disaster victims, help is on the way. >> this resolve's the battle
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over how much to give fema and how to pay for it. in the end, it was fema that ended the fight after announcing it had more money on hand than first thought. >> this is a vindication of what republicans have been saying all along. we should have a real accounting of what is needed. >> $2.7 billion in disaster aid, less than republicans have asked for. and spending authority to help dodge a shutdown. >> this was completely unnecessary. but i'm glad irresolution appears to be at hand. >> these funding measures now go to the house for approval. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> no more free lunch or dinner when it comes to the last meal for death row inmates in texas.
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prison officials are discontinuing the policy of last mills altogether. inmates will not get what other inmates eat. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should death-row inmates be granted a last meal request? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:09. so 70 degrees on tv hill. >> the trial of a man blamed for the death michael jackson begins today. >> a look at the frightening moments inside the washington moment during last month's earthquake. >> we are live in patterson park this morning. this weekend, residents will open their doors and give you a
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taste of their homes. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have some fog and w
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>> good morning. we're live with a view from the beltway and old court road. it's pretty warm and a muggy start to the day. we have some showers off to the west. let's talk about the patterson park home tour. we're live on east baltimore.
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this is a big event happening this saturday. people from the neighborhood association. you've helped to organize this yves van. what makes this so important to the committee? >> -- you helped to organize this event. >> last year when over 200 people that came. this is a great way to show off the park and the people of the neighborhood. people can come see patterson park. >> what are your feelings? >> it is great. very convenient for people who work at johns hopkins or people who work downtown. a short commute for everyone. >> we're running at a time. we'll talk more about the association -- we're running out of time. we're showing showers off to the west. some could have thunder. those will fizzle out. with to be talking about another
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chance for the storms. we go back to tony. i hope you'll tell us how the weather will be for saturday's event. >> it will cool off. we'll get rid of the steady rain. thank you. we'll talk to you again. if you're watching in frederick county, you guys are dealing with some pretty heavy rain and some thunder and lightning. keep that in mind. the same weather map as yesterday. this could be a tape we play over and over again. this storm is stalled over chicago. we have a monster coming in from the atlantic and the gulf of mexico. -- we have moisture coming in from the atlantic. we have a kicker that kicks it out of place. right now is stalled. the kicker will not commence until the end of the week. this weather pattern is going to change.
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you can see the showers and thunderstorms coming in from the south. this will be hit and miss. if you get underneath one of these cells, you'll see locally heavy amounts. the dew points are around 70. that is normally the kind of humidity you see during the summer months. this is a bit unusual. the temperature is pretty close to the dew point. we'll see pretty thick fog in some neighborhoods this morning. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. high temperature of 79. a chance for a few showers side. upper 60's and low 70's. nothing was changed on wednesday or thursday. 40% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. i do think it will be a dry weekend. high temperatures will be in the 60's. the overnight lows will drop into the 40's.
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a big change as we head towards the weekend. 6:15. that is the seven-day forecast. >> we are dealing with fog this morning. no delays. a client is still on the light side. 54 miles per hour according to the speech center of the topside -. 55 just past liberty. moving well at the tunnels. we're dealing with more fog if you travel across the key bridge. west belvedere, fire department activity may have some equipment in the road. we have some closures because of storm damage. you're probably used to that. 95 northbound in howard county at 32. now looking delayed at all. a pretty nice ride.
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fog reported at the bay bridge. same situation at the tydings memorial if you travel in and out of cecil county. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> opening arguments begin today in dr. conrad m urray's trial. has been charged with manslaughter. the defense claims that michael jackson gave himself the powerful anesthetic. this.look at this was the scene inside the washington monument. you can see a marble falling inside the structure. it will be in october before a timetable for the mining and's eopening -- the monument's
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reopening. >> major grocery stores are phasing out those self serve checkouts. self serve checkouts were once considered the wave of the future. jobs continue to be in focus on wall street. doritos is upping the stakes for this year's super bowl ad. jane king has more. >> how would you like to win a job and $1 million? doritos has a contest. make the winning ad and you can win $1 million. pepsico is trying to draw in your customers.
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macy's plans to hire 7000 associates for the holiday season. they are beefing up their call centers. job seekers can go to macy's jobs.com. job cuts at lockheed martin. reduction target of 5000 employees by the end of the year. stocks yesterday rally on wall street on speculation european policy makers will make a move to prevent the debt crisis from getting worse. the bloomberg maryland index on the rise helped out by gains for under armour. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> if you have a stressful day on the job, you might decide a
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soothing massage is what you need to unwind. some, but it's a way to relieve pain -- for some, it is a way to relieve pain. she had spasms in her right shoulder. >> the pain was so bad that i was in bed for a day or two at a time. i was forced to take pain medicine. >> she had two shoulder surgery at her doctor suggested something else to believe her paint -- the size of their pay -- to relieve her pain. >> a common complaint from patience. the cause can be different. >> this doctor says for patients, massage can bring good
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results. >> they don't need to turn to medications or other procedures. it was clear that the relief techniques that happen with masai's would get her over the hump. >> you will be putting pressure on the nurse and the muscle will relax and you'll have less pain. >> if that technique is proven to be successful, your body will become accustomed to a more relaxed state. it will almost rebalancing things. >> she feels a big improvement. the biggest surprise of all -- >> no headaches. that is the best part of my story. >> that would be nice. >> 6;21 :21. 70 degrees on tv hill.
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a foggy commute. >> the ravens is ready to take their game prime-time against the jets. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. you have them.he
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning.
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major roads so far cooperating. a little bit of a slowdown on the north side around providence. watch for possible delays around west belvedere around reisterstown road because of fire activity. we hear that it is extra foggy in gwynn oak and in perryville. we encourage you to check-in on facebook if you notice any problem spots. 33 miles in the outer loop as you make your way down the west side. 95 in howard county at 32, northbound traffic looks pretty good up towards the beltway. at the key bridge, the east side is very foggy. take it slow as you travel across the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have some thick fog and heavy rain in others.
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heavy rain is a problem in frederick and carroll counties. these storms are moving to the northeast. they are moving away from thurmont. you guys will contend wasn't heavy rain to start today. just fog and drizzle around baltimore. a chance for a shower or a thunderstorm today. kind of like yesterday. high temperature, 79. seven-day forecast welcome back. first sports with pete gilbert. >> good morning. we expect another low scoring game against pittsburgh and we got a blowout. they sank a sad song in sang a sad- thteey song in tennessee. ray rice have a season low in
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carries last week. franchise records for aerial assaults. the ravens coaching staff thought they could exploit through the air. unparalleled in ravens history. a whole >> any time did you something well, it is good. you want to stretch the field vertically. that is something we wanted to do. it opens up the crossing routes and the run game. >> we saw very little in dallas. redskins at dallas. tony romo was ready to go despite broken ribs.
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rex grossman, the game's only touchdown. late in the fourth. tony romo, a gain of 30. a personal foul. that sets up dan bailey. sixth field goal of the game. the orioles won last night 6-3. the red sox are now tied with tampa. >> that is kind of neat. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. eight maryland like vacationing on the beach -- a maryland boy
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vacationing on a beach. >> fog making matters worse for your morning commute.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. another jury morning -- another morning. >> heavy rain moving through frederick and carroll counties. elsewhere it is just fog and drizzle. we have a chance for a shower, 40%. we will come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire at a northwest baltimore tire shop. >> kim dacey is live on the scene with the latest. why is it taking so long for firefighters to put this fire out?
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>> a fire officials said because of the tires inside. they feed the fire. the flames are out this morning. there were put out after several hours yesterday. they still above water going on to the building because of the hotspots and making sure the fire does not flare up again. it took several hours to get the flame under control. a smoke plume mushroomed over west baltimore, carrying the smell of burned rubber for miles. beneath the cloud, the remains of a tire shop fed the flames in the 4100 block of west belvedere avenue. witnesses stood by, stunned. >> i was at the gas station waiting on my bus, the 91, when i heard an explosion. i see people running out. they were scared for their life. >> it just burned, the smoke. the smoke. the smoke is so toxic. when you put the water on it, there's going to be more smoke. you know? more smoke. >> smoke everywhere, fire. >> it was really a pretty big thing. >> so big that it spread to three alarms, exhausting
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firefighters as they worked successfully to keep the flames from spreading to other buildings. the chieft concern was this hess gas station next door. the owner cut power to the gas pumps immediately, helping save the station. part of the tire shop collapsed, making it too dangerous to send firefighters inside. >> we certianly do not want to put them in a situation where they could suffer damage or the building could collapse on them. we evacuated them from the structure and we're performing exterior operations at this time. >> the only injury was a man with second-degree burns to his hands. spectators gaped at the massive plume of smoke. many expressed concern for the shop's owner, a man they describe as a good neighbor. >> and he's been here for awhile. and, you know, the guy, the owner's a good guy. he gives people jobs when they need jobs. you know, he helps people in the community. i just hope everything will be ok. >> fire officials tell me that some of these walls are
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structurally unsound. the need for city officials to come in and take those walls down safely. they want to make sure the fire will not spark up again. they're looking into what caused the fire. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police say the knife-wielding man that was shot by an officer has died. police say nathaniel mccormick waved a pair of knives. officers tried to talk him out safely out of the home. he died later that night at the hostel. the officer is on routine administrative leave while the investigation continues. >> a senior is facing adult weapons charges after school police say he brought a handgun to school. he was searched after they
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received a tip. he also faces expulsion. evacuation of a science building at the university of maryland college park. two female students performing an experiment and the combination and exploded. both students were treated for chemical burns and cuts but said to be in good condition. >> south carolina officials will not say what took a bite of a boy's leg but his family says it was a shark. this offense after the boy began screaming. he had a deep bite mark on his leg. blue fish can cause similar marks. >> the chesapeake bay provides
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us with delicious rock fish and oysters. but poachers are taking advantage. tonight, david collins goes on patrol with police. >> so far this year, police have hauled in more than 13 tons of illegally caught rockfish. and that's not all. they have given out hundreds of citations r illegally harvesting oysters and crabs. so where do poachers hide their catch? >> it is limited by their imagination. you'll find them, storage compartments. the guy had configured a house boat into a commercial fishing vessel. it had deep floors in it. he actually took sheet metal and made false bottoms. >> police are struggling to get a handle on the problem. state budget cuts have decimated resources. and the thieves have gone high- tech. tonight at 11:00, we'll expose the scope of looting the bay and the impact poaching may have on it and consumers. i'm david collins.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is a foggy out there. eastbound 70 approaching 29, watch for debris in the road. 70 miles per hour in the outer loop. the west side is filling up quickly with volume. 46 on southbound 95. west belvedere, watch for some possible closures because of fire department activity. we'll show you how foggy is on the west side. traffic building. delays start at 795 down towards 40. this is not caramel. it is too foggy. it is tough to see. at least traffic is flowing well.
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this is ava. she is joining us from patterson park live. >> the homeowners are gracious to let us and. that is asking a lot. we are talking about the home tour and talking about the neighborhood. iran's this saturday from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. -- runs this saturday. our live on east baltimore. i have had theeather. you guys are helping to bring this to the community. >> we are showing off who we are and who what we do. there is real fun in what we do. can come out and see some schoolhouses. >>-- see some schoolhouses.
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>> the charter school was formed about eight years ago. we started our seventh year. the school is important to the neighborhood. it gives the people who live here an opportunity to have a college education for their kids. it has hands-on education. the test scores are high. we do field trips. kids get real-life lessons. kids love coming to school the quest to live. the home tour having this saturday from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. this is one of the homes. if you go to the event this weekend, we have a gorgeous weather. w
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it will be cooler and drier. have the umbrellas handy. that is the latest on the weather. >> lovely home. the degrees on tv hill. the celebrities you love to hate.
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>> ready to feel old? remember the album by nirvana? it is now 20 years old.
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exhibit in london is paying tribute to the band. the boy featured on the album's cover has now created the cover, this time wearing a bathing suit. said he is a fan of the band. >> that is pretty cool. most people are not quite sure what she is famous for. but most people agree that kim kardashian is the most annoying celebrity. tops the list with 29% of the vote. charlie sheen came in a close second. ooki, lindsay lohan, and donald trump round out the top five. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. still ahead, your answers to our
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water cooler question of the day. >> we have fog outside. >> we have some heavy rain in some neighborhoods. we will check the seven-day forecast. you can see the fog, the drizzle, and the rain. bichirs are in the
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>> welcome back. police are investigating an overnight homicide. detectives found in unidentified man shot in the head in the car on primrose avenue. he was pronounced dead on the scene. bail has been denied for the man
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accused of murdering his twin brother back in 2007. he will remain bars after being extradited from georgia last week where he had been living with his mother. he was identified last week as the prime suspect in the murder of his brother. no possible motive in the murder. no more free lunch or dinner when it comes to the last meal for death row inmates in texas. man ordered a seven-course last meal and did not eat it. prison officials are discontinuing the policy of last meal all together. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- should death-row inmates be granted a last meal request?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> the roads that we can see are moving ok. we're dealing with some fog. watch for some debris in the roads. speeds are down on the west side. no delays yet on the j.f.x. southbound into town. 20 8 on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast -- 28 on southbound 95. this is traffic and we will show you how foggy is on the west side. delay continues in the outer loop.
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this is 95 at the perryville toll plaza. you cannot really tell. fog is the theme this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now ava marie joins us live from patterson park. onwe're inside a lovely home east baltimore. this is a big thing for the community. this is a big secret, a great neighborhood. i have erica. you moved here six months ago. >> i feel lucky i have the opportunity to buy a house here. and the first-time home buyer. an affordable house made it possible for me. >> you guys have been living here for quite some time.
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thank you for letting us in this morning. tell us what you have done to the home so far. >> we have redone the basement, the kitchen, we did a big redo on the second-floor. >> beer and wine. >> you guys are just across from the park. >> the park is fantastic. you have dog lovers everywhere. there will be 5000 people for the great halloween lantern festivities. >> it is from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on saturday. start on baltimore and linwood street. let's check hd doppler.
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we have a lot of fog across the neighborhood. take it easy if you travel in the northwest part of the city. we have another chance for storms this afternoon. >> there is some heavy rain moving through the northern parts of carroll county and frederick county. you guys will see some thunderstorms. in looks the same as yesterday. the storm is stalled around chicago. we have the southerly flow with all the moisture. you see the storm spinning around. it is not moving east or west. we're waiting for a kicker in the atmosphere to do just that, kicking out of place. that won't happen until the end of the week. the same setup will be with us through thursday. this is not a steady rain situation. you'll have a chance to do some
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things outside today. today will be like yesterday afternoon. the dew points are hanging around 70 degrees. the temperature is near 70. you get a saturated atmosphere and you get the fog. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm today. a high temperature around 79 degrees. tonight, the same story. the chance for a shower. temperatures drop back to around 70. no change wednesday or thursday. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm with temperatures in the 70's. then it should clear out as we head into the weekend. the storm should move out of fear. a slight chance for some rain on friday. cooler this weekend with temperatures in the 60's and overnight lows in the 40's. back to the news desk.
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>> the remnants of the tire shop fire in northwest baltimore continue to smolder. kim dacey joins us with more. >> the fire started around 4:00 p.m. yesterday. firefighters are still here on the scene. they are trying to put out this hot spots. it took them several hours for firefighters to put out the flames yesterday. a smoke plume mushroomed over west baltimore, carrying the smell of burned rubber for miles. a crowd gathered, stunned, watching the tire shop on west belvedere burn. firefighters worked to keep the blaze from spreading to other buildings including the hess gas station next door. the owner cut the power to the gas pumps immeditatly, and that helped spare the station. fire officials say part of the building collapsed, making it dangerous for fire crews to be inside. they had to fight the fire from the outside. fortunately, the only injury was a man who suffered second- degree burns to his hands.
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fire officials on the scene say there are several walls to this building that are not structurally unsound. the continued to figure out what started this blaze. -- they continue to figure out what started this place. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together
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because the more we do in baltimore, the more we help make opportunity possible. >> it is foggy out. >> we have an accident on the inner loop just past bel air
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road. you may start to see some delays. we have delays on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. eastbound 70 approaching 29, watch for some debris on the road. this is traffic on the west side. that is the pace of things in the outer loop. this is 95. better in terms of visibility. >> will we see some light today? >> we start with the thick fog this morning. heavy rain in carroll county and frederick county. high temperature of 79. more of the same wednesday, thursday, and probably friday. more you're looking for weather and traffic, we debut 11 news at 7:00 a.m. >> you'll find more local news
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